Yeah, this time it’s Tehol’s fault I veered into the political realm, but the good news is, we don’t spend too much time addressing the elephant in the room, aka Rome burning, but we did have a plethora of NFL news to talk about, including the story that broke during the recording sesh, which was Brandin Cooks being traded to the Patriots. The Brock Osweiler trade to the Browns, along with Alshon Jeffery, Kirk Cousins, and Danny Woodhead are all bantered about with Zach, Matt Bowe, and Tehol. Along with a story from Zach about how Tehol stalks him with an auto-tuned rapper. Or something. I already forgot his name, but he dresses like Prince, but without the immense talent to project sex appeal in such garments. And we finally talk about the OA finale and start the hype train on Game of Thrones. Choo choo! (I sexually identify as a train during these times.) Here’s the newest Razzcast, with bonus technical difficulties towards the end of the cast, because #productionvalue!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that we are long past the Super Bowl, it’s established on our newest show that there’s quite the depressingly large gap (that’s what she said) from now until the next officially scheduled NFL event: the Draft. Zach, Matt, Tehol, and I go over some preliminary thoughts on what’s in store, What will the Browns do? Who’s going to trade up? Trade down… sideways even! After that, we finally get to talk about our newest episodic focus by talking about episodes 1-4 of The OA (24:00 minute mark for those who don’t want spoilers). Slight teaser, we dig it!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Since we used all of our creative juices titling last week’s Razzcast as our “Super Bowl Episode”, it would seem apt that we would double-down on said creativeness (art me!) by making this the official “Post Super Bowl Episode”. We rock, we know… MB, Zach, and Tehol join me in discussing our own Super Bowl experiences, and make sure to separate the line between the Patriots and Patriot fandom. Let’s just say it’s a big bold line that seems to not meet all that much. That is to say, we praise the team while condemning a majority of the fanbase. I call that being a philanthropist, but whatever. Enjoy!Please, blog, may I have some more?
Spoiler alert! We talk about the Super Bowl and nothing much else really. Because what else is there to talk about this week? I mean, there’s still a lot to talk about in general, but why talk about that when you can default to football? That’s what we think too! We’re so a like, maybe we should date. Call me, listeners… But yeah, Matt, Alex, Tehol, and myself go over the matchup, the storylines, and who we’re exactly rooting for, which is a harder task than we thought. Enjoy!Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s Wild Card week, and with that comes our breakdown of said week in terms of football. Probably because there is no fantasy football, or at least their shouldn’t be. And if there is… why? What are we doing with our lives? Loosely labeled a “non-political” episode, we hold true this time, as Zach, Matt, and returning guest Alex (to fill in for Jen) banter about the weekend’s upcoming games, betting lines, and that’s. About. It. A football only episode? I… I just don’t even know anymore… Enjoy!Please, blog, may I have some more?
No, I’m not talking about the Marky Mark Patriotic porno that’s out in theatres right now, just in case you needed to watch a fantasy tailored specifically for Michael Bay (just without all the boobs), moreso the fact that Matt and I always find ourselves surrounded by Zach and Jen, the pro-Patriots of Razzland. And I mention that since we all went over our playoff picks, the scenarios, the “master plan”, and they all seem to involve Tom Brady, and thusly, they all involve Uggs. We also talk about Doug Martin’s Adderall problem, Cowboy boots (actual boots, not the Dallas Cowboys), and this time, Matt brings up politics, so I just happened to provide a few more thoughts on what we’re about to get via leadership in this New Year, and it was all guilt-free! (Please send all complaints, care of Matt Bowe.) Westworld came up for a bit (spoilers!), and there was some talk of Tyrod Taylor and the futility of Week 17 Championship weeks hidden in there. We also had the best goodbye ever, in that it was a functioning one. Baby steps folks…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Westworld in a nutshell…
Or something like that. With Fantasy Football playoffs just starting, the Unbreakable MB and Jen go over the recent and infuriating/sad Gronk news, Jameis Winston and Colin Kaepernick, and a little bit on the Packers running back situation. The verdict: Mike McCarthy is an idiot. We also go over tight end drafting (there’s an easy joke here somewhere) and provide a small glimpse of the Razzball Writer’s League, which has been largely forgotten (or ignored) by yours truly. Probably because Zach is in first place. Then we tackle Westworld’s season thus far (at 31:35) and go into stuff that involve spoilers, which the unwanted revelation of will never happen here wihtout warning, folks. Except when those whales with lasers came out a couple weeks back. What a twist! However, I am willing to allow non-spoiler GIFs like the one above, which is a national treasure. And also probably my own inner-monologue when editing Tehol’s posts…
Here’s the newest episode of the newly renamed Razzcast!Please, blog, may I have some more?
As the title let slyly by, the election is over. Thank god it’s over. I mean, it’s really all over guys. Hope you didn’t love this world, because ohhhhh-ver. Kidding (MAYBE). I live in a blue state, am a “white-ish” male (half is enough!), that works from home, so a Trump Presidency doesn’t affect me. Add a few more shades of brown or a pu**y to grab, well then, the next four years might have been a bit different. And in the pod, we quickly give our take on what it all means maaaan, from a Clinton supporter (yes, I was with her), a luke-warmish Trump supporter (Unbreakable MB), and a Libertarian supporter (Tehol, because of course) who did the resting-Librarian, which is another way of saying he didn’t vote. After just a short six minutes of cordial discussion (that’s what she said), we quickly pivoted to talking football, going over San Diego’s voting no on their stadium referendum, what exactly is going on with the running back situations in Tampa Bay and Seattle, and what we can expect from Ty Montgomery and Dion Lewis going forward along with other topics. Jordan Howard was mentioned, I know that. And then we just kinda decide to stop talking, since Tehol and I aren’t fully caught up with Westworld. What can I say, we have the best endings… (A lot of people are saying it.)Please, blog, may I have some more?
As the title states (SPOILER ALERT), Rudy Gamble (Stat Guru for Razz) joined me in our latest podcast, and it was a great conversation. Sure, I may be a biased source, but let me introduce you to these totally unbiased people sitting right next to me watching as I type this intro. They have given the thumbs up, and if you can’t trust me, trust them. And if you think I’m making this up, I can unapologetically confirm that I’m probably not. And talking about making things up, I got the opportunity to talk about the 2016 election in a way that won’t piss off anyone (maybe!) by going directly to the numbers. We talk about what it takes to create an aggregate system like the one Nate Silver has made famous at FiveThirtyEight.com, and what we can learn from that system when applying it to fantasy sports. True, we do get lost in the weeds a bit, wondering what it is exactly about Trump that allows for such a… unique and fervored following, but before we get into real trouble of entering an echo chamber, we switch directly into examining Rudy’s tools, and some ways that we can take advantage of projection systems in fantasy football, and furthermore, have a great back and forth on how to go about targeting players who might break out. I wish we didn’t run out of time, but we’ll have Rudy back on soon, so until then, enjoy!Please, blog, may I have some more?
A little late, a little more driving, but we’re back and better than ever! I think. Maybe not. But Tehol and I got a lot of work done, going over the Texans and Patriots Thursday Night snoozefest as we begrudgingly admit that Bill Belichick might actually know what he’s been doing all these years, Adrian Peterson and Danny Woodhead’s season-ending injuries, and and we go over the upcoming Sunday and Monday games. Sure, in the middle of it all, we get sidetracked talking about our current RCL trade we’re both mulling (I send Stefon Diggs and Thomas Rawls for Tehol’s Melvin Gordon and Matt Jones), the Razzball Dream League, and we even make our picks for the upcoming Presidential debate. Yes, we talk some politics, and no, we don’t get political. We did our best to be as neutral as possible when discussing our picks, so no fear everyone, you can still continue to flame us for our football viewpoints. All is well…Please, blog, may I have some more?